Product Review – Balm Balm Face Balm & Lip Balm in Rose Geranium

I took advantage of a great promotion Rubybox was running a while ago where you received a free Face Balm when you purchased 2 or more Balm Balm products.  I’m a sucker for a good deal so I placed an order for the Super Light Coconut Cleanser and a Lip Balm.  This review will, however, only be on the Lip Balm and Face Balm.  I will be doing a review on the Coconut Cleanser in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned for that.

Miss Piggy was in a good mood so she agreed to being photographed with the Lip Balm on her head.

I gave a bit of history on the story of Balm Balm in my last review of the Bath & Body Oil here.  The short of it is: All Balm Balm products are 100% natural and 100% organic, and  are also packaged in recyclable material.  I am becoming more and more focused on whether products are natural, organic and environmentally friendly.  If you would like to read up a bit more on what they stand for, you can head over here.

Balm Balm Face Balm in Rose Geranium

What Balm Balm says:  Made from shea butter, sunflower, beeswax, jojoba, calendula rose geranium essential oil, gently melted together to create a soft balm formulation to soothe, moisturise and nourish your face & neck or anywhere else that might need caring for.  Rose geranium has a delightfully uplifting, feminine fragrance.

My review:  This is the perfect addition to your Winter skincare routine.  I have combo skin and although this face balm is a type of oil, it doesn’t leave your skin looking shiny.  It is absorbed into the skin within a few seconds and leaves the skin feeling soothed and supple.  The scent of this one is lovely, smells like turkish delight!  Yum!  The product comes out in a slightly grainy solid form (Winter) and semi-solid form (in Summer) but as soon as it comes in contact with your body heat, it melts into the skin.

The pro:  You can use this balm for many things – as a face balm, lip balm, a primer for your makeup (I’ve tried it and it makes my foundation apply very smoothly), soothing agent for cracked heels or dry elbows, moisturiser for dry cuticles or you can also use it to tame those hair fly-aways.  It’s super gentle on the skin (no break-outs or burning sensations) and has won the ‘ Best Organic Beauty & Body Care Award by The Soil Association’.

The con:  I honestly cannot think of a con for this product.  If the Rose Geranium scent is a bit much for you, you can always try the unscented version called ‘Fragrance Free’ (I have both).

The price:  R 170,00 (available from Cassidy on the Balm Balm South Africa Facebook page or Rubybox).

Balm Balm Lip Balm in Rose Geranium

What Balm Balm says:  Shea butter, sunflower, beeswax, jojoba, calendula rose geranium essential oil, gently melted together to create a solid balm formulation to soothe, moisturise and nourish your lips or anywhere else that might need caring for. Even though this is called a lip balm there is no reason what so ever not to use it as an all over moisturiser – if it turns out to be the best moisturiser you have ever used why not then give our Face- or Hand Balms a go?

My review:  I use this at night right before I go to bed, this ensures it stays put for at least a couple of hours and when I wake up in the morning, my lips feel smooth.  This lip balm applies sheer and does not tint the lips in any way.

The pro:  As mentioned before, the scent of the ‘Rose Geranium products remind me of turkish delight.  Nourishing turkish delight-scented lip balm – what’s not to love?

The con:  I personally don’t like sticking my fingers in jars, but it’s definitely not a con in terms of the product.  Balm Balm SA does sell the tubed version of this as well but Rubybox box didn’t stock it at the time, that’s why I bought this one.  If you have issues with jars, then you can always just order the lip balm in a tube.

The price:  R 82,00 (available from Cassidy on the Balm Balm South Africa Facebook page or Rubybox).

Balm Balm South Africa is running the same type of promotion at the moment – purchase any 2 products and receive a Face Balm for free!

Next item on my list of Balm Balm products to purchase is the Hibiscus Face Mask.  Hhmmmm, sounds interesting…

P.S. No piglets were harmed in the making of this blog post.



  1. Loren 5 August 2013 / 18:35

    Another great review :)
    Definitely going to buy these products, especially the lip balm, online. I have been using the hand balm which is nearly finished,
    Haha miss piggy is so cute, she’s a little model 😉
    xxx Loren

    • Luzanne 6 August 2013 / 09:06

      I haven’t tried the hand balm yet… Cassidy is such a nice girl, if you can, try to place an order with her :)

      Miss Piggy is def a model, she’d do anything to have me take a photo of her! xxx

  2. Bronwyn 5 August 2013 / 19:36

    I absolutely adore the rose geranium face balm! I love the smell of it and I used to use it once a week, then every day for quite a while. Now if I cleanse my face before I shower, then I put some on straight away, shower, wash my hair, dry it etc. and my skin doesn’t dry out before I get to my toner/serum/moisturiser. Works well for that, even through a shower and wet face!

    • Luzanne 6 August 2013 / 09:07

      That sounds very interesting – I’m definitely going to give your routine a try!

      Thanks, Bronwyn! :)

  3. Charlene 5 August 2013 / 19:50

    I always LOVE your posts. Your photos are always so beautiful! On the Balm Balm note, I too love the brand and the products. XXX

    • Luzanne 6 August 2013 / 09:08

      Thank you, Charlene :) Yes, I actually want to try each and every one of their products because I haven’t come across a single one I didn’t like! xxx

  4. Snussi Snousmom 6 August 2013 / 08:38

    Hehehe – no piggies harmed – I like that! (although I have to confess to having had bacon for breakfast on Sunday.) The Face Balm looks quite interesting – I might even be tempted to purchase it …

    • Luzanne 6 August 2013 / 09:11

      Hahaha! And I won’t mention I made a bacon, mushroom and asparagus quiche last night for dinner! *oops* Don’t worry, Miss Piggy is still safe and sound in her little house!

      Try it, it really is an amazing addition to your skincare routine. It makes my skin feel…for lack of a better word…comfortable.

  5. Betsie 6 August 2013 / 23:30

    Thank you for another great review. I’m looking forward to the face mask review, I have been looking for something-something “cleansing” but never know what to buy… always such a risk to be let down. :(

    PS – I want to see grumpy bull-dog from your instagram photo in one of your next blog posts, I actually think he himself needs a face-mask to fix that frown… :)

    • Luzanne 7 August 2013 / 10:34

      I know, it’s terrible when you look forward to using a product and it lets you down in the end! I’ll definitely do a review on the face mask once I’ve bought it.

      Haha! Need to give bulldog a name, but he will feature in a blog post or two I think… :)

  6. Chicara 7 August 2013 / 13:10

    Great post. I LOVE Balm Balm. Their products are amazing. I’ve heard great things about the Super Light Coconut Cleanser.

    Looking forward to your review on the face mask :) x

    • Luzanne 7 August 2013 / 13:25

      Thanks, Chicara! The Coconut Cleanser is fab, I use it with the muslin cloths you can buy from Balm Balm.

      Thanks for stopping by my blog! xxx

  7. Tjoppie 7 August 2013 / 13:59

    Your blog always goes the extra mile! Miss Piggy sure would love some lip balm on her pretty little snout!
    Love the instagrams,so colourful and interesting!

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